Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quickies and Must Haves - W.O.W Link Up!

It's that time of the week guessed it, 
Workout Wednesday with Skinny Meg!


not that kind, get yo mind outta the gutter!

I'm a workout FANATIC. Im addicted.
No if ands or buts.

I workout 2-3 times a day if not more and a lot of that is due to the fact that I hate downtime. You know when you have nothing to do so you end up watching hours of mindless tv...

So I try and fit in a few quick 100(minimum) calorie burning 
workouts through out my day.

These two are my favorite:

40 Jumping Jacks
30 Sit Ups
20 Squats
10 Push ups


50 Jumping Jacks
5 Push Ups
20 Sit Ups
20 Mountain Climbers
30 Sec Plank

They take just minutes to do and you can do them virtually anywhere. 
Yeah I'm guilty of doing these at rest stops on road trips...I just can't help myself..

Do I need rehab for being addicted to workouts? Endorphins make me happy happy happy JACK!

Along with quickies, there are certain things I think any fitness lover should have. Regardless of their fitness level!


A good pair of shoes.
I personally prefer Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8's. 
They have been the best supportive, cushioning and breathable shoes I've ever owned.


Gear for all types of climates and weather.
 I like underarmour's gear for cold and hot weather. They trap heat to keep you warm when needed, repel water and are light and breathable. 
The shorts are higher cut on the sides so its easy to drop down in a deep squat with out any restrictions!

The first head band is a no slip grip one, it really doesn't move--at all. The second headband is climate cool one, it wicks away the sweat to keep it out of your eyes, also can cover your ears in the cold and has a no slip grip in it! Last the socks are compression ones. They are padded and supportive on the bottoms and have ribbing up the leg to help improve circulation and relieve leg pain. I love them all because they work GREAT and well ,
I like bright colors!! 

You can't tell I like UnderArmour, can you???


KT Tape for small strains and pains. This stuff is magical. In the picture I'm wearing it for shin splints. I also wear it for knee pain ( I'm missing a tendon in one of my knees due to an injury I sustained in a car wreck in High school) and the hubs wears it for lower back pain. But it can be used for almost every injury under the sun. They have step by step videos to show the proper way to apply. Its water proof too!! If you have a small strain thats hindering your workout process try some KT Tape and ease back into your workouts and you'll be able to tell the difference!!


Sports Beans are a great thing by Jelly Belly, they provide you with electrolytes, energy and everything you need for a boost in you workout. Everyone takes them differently. I take a few with a glass of water about a half hour before my long runs, then, a few about half way through and the rest of them after my run as I cool down. I think they actually help keep my energy level the same through out the run vs lots at the beginning and then it tapering off. 
And well I like jelly beans. 
So what.


Pace calculator/Distance Measurements 

If your stingy with money like me, ( ''help me i'm poor''- name that movie! ) and can't/haven't gotten a sports watch that tracks your pace distance and so on, they do make apps for that. 
GeoMeasure (third from left) lets you tap points along a satellite map of what ever area you are in and will tell you the total distance!

MapMyRun (last on right) uses GPS to track you while you run, tell you your pace, your distance, your overall time, and splits. It will even talk over your music!! It also logs your runs and you can save certain routes you run multiple times and it will let you compare them and see your improvements!! (and its f-r-e-e )

Whats your favorite quickie or must have!?!

I love hearing about new workouts/products!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

- J

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  1. I'll have to check out Under Armours shrts- they're cute! I found you from Skinny Meg and I'm loving your blog'

  2. Awesome!! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I loved your quick workouts! Sometimes when I'm traveling I only have time for a little workout but I feel like I HAVE to get in a longer one - these were great!

    1. Exactly!! That's how I feel, I feel so miserable if I don't do something! I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for stopping by!